Welcome to BoBo Feed

BoBo is a French expression, short for Bourgeois Bohème, and it pretty much describes who we are.

Bobo Feed will be sharing things that inspire us or please us-
from the worlds of architecture & design, fashion & styling, food and drink, travel, urban living, whatever...

We hope you enjoy.


Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Heading Home

Daylight begins to fade, 
James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Wishes to all our Friends & Followers!


  Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kaiser Karl does it again!

Karl Lagerfeld, the indefatigable designer of legendary lines such as Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, recently left the fashion cognoscenti speechless after an amazing presentation of Chanel's Métier D'art Collection Paris-Edinburg Fall/Winter 2013 pre-collection.

On a blustery Scottish evening, at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland, the former residence of the Stuarts and birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, the spectacle honoured the creativity and craftsmanship of the many subsidiary houses that have been part of Chanel since 1985.

The nine highly specialized Chanel "houses" that each handcraft a particular element in the creations of the house of Chanel were represented. Be it embroidery, lace, leather work, or feather detailing all were honoured in this amazing presentation.The legendary cashmere expert, Barrie Knitwear, recently welcomed as number ten in the coveted Chanel "houses", showcased their artistry, spanning over 140 years of their history.

The runway show was a tribute not only to the craftsmen of Scotland but also to the legendary Coco Chanel. It was the Duke of Westminster, her lover for many years, that introduced her to this beautiful part of the world, and it was its constant inspiration that produced some of Mlle. Chanel's most iconic looks, including her tweed creations, cardigans, and knitwear.

Below is the incredible presentation. It is, in our minds, true perfection! Not only with its nod to Scottish tradition, but also showing the firm grasp of modernity that Mr. Lagerfeld continues to bring to the legendary house of Chanel.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Seen...at the Diner

Paper Camera App shots at Avenue Open Kitchen,
Camden Street in Toronto

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nigella Lawson's Hot Alfajores

Hasn't happened. We checked. So far as we can tell, Nigella Lawson has never baked alfajores, at least not that she's chosen to share with her public. And that's probably a pity, because we bet Nigella Lawson's hot alfajores would be, well...HOT!
"Nigella slowly raised the biscuit to her full glistening lips, a light dusting of icing sugar wafting downward, alighting ever so gently on her cashmere-clad bosom. As she took her first bite she turned slightly to face us and looked directly into our eyes, holding our mesmerized gaze. Her lips curled into a wicked smile, her eyes spoke to us, whispering "naughty, naughty boy", and she gave forth that familiar moan of pleasure, the one she always utters when her own culinary prowess pleases her.

In a second it was over; she was straight back to business. "Right..." she said as she started to tidy the kitchen. We didn't hear the rest, but of course we noticed that little lashing of dulce de leche that hung delicately on the edge of her mouth. We swore momentarily that it was animate, regarding us smugly as if it was an ex lover's new boyfriend. For a flash of  a second we hated all the men of Argentina."
Occasionally we have a look at the statistics on how people find us here at Bobo Feed. Regularly vying for top "search key words"- and this has been consistent ever since we first blogged them- are *Nigella Lawson*, *Alfajores*, and *Nigella Lawson Hot*. (We hasten to add that the word "hot" has been added by those doing the internet searching, not by us.) We're a class act...until now.
Ah, yes...food and sex. Both, of course are embodied in that Temptress of London. And the act of eating an alfajor immediately forces upon one a choice- look like an idiot as you try to avoid the mess it is about to make of your shirt and face, or become a hedonist so intent on the pleasure of consumption that you have them swooning at your feet while you lick the golden cream from your lips. You may as well make it work for you! Dulce de Leche = La Dolce Vita, we say.

So here we are, shamelessly repeating the words that will bring us traffic, using a little titillation to help us shill the brand. Hmmm, that dish tastes a little familiar ;-)
Well, you've read this far so we'd better reward you with more than a tease for your time. Here's a nice recipe (untested) for alfajores. Remember to channel your best kitchen goddess or god as you take your first bite!

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Photo Credits
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Canadian Jacaranda Tree

'Tis the season...the jacarandas are in bloom!

Delftware...Who would have thought?

 Delftware,The New Cool? Recent examples might convince you.

Charles Krafft did some wonderfully subversive pieces,back in 2004,depicting,vases with bunnies clutching hand grenades and fire arms in the blue and white porcelain originally developed in the Netherlands in the 15th and 16th centuries,to much ironic effect.

 Rem Koolhaas,the iconic Dutch architect behind some of the most amazing retail spaces,namely his collaboration with Prada,recently used it to line the gallery walls within the Casa da Musica,in Porto,Portugal to amazing effect.

 The Victoria and Albert Museum recently had a exhibition called “The Power of Making” where Delftware featured predominantly,one of the featured pieces even landing on the front cover of the British bible of cool,I.D.

 Fashion,not one to be ever left behind of any emerging trend featured Canada’s own Coco Rochas strutting it,in the pages of Vogue Mexico,wearing an amazing Roberto Cavalli gown,with matching shoes(!)

Delftware is definitely having it’s moment.We would advise that it might be time to raid grandma’s curio cabinet,who knows what treasures we might find.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Looking Up...Hazy November Sunshine

Clarence Square, Toronto

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seen...Window Napping

...In the window of a vet, so we're pretty sure it's just snoozing!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Seen...organic ceramic

 Robert St building entry

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Seen...Robert St. Robin's Egg

Entrance to Apartments

Monday, November 19, 2012

MALBA- the perfect little museum!

MALBA, in our view, may just be the perfect museum.

As far as cultural institutions go, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires is quite a new facility, opened only in 2001. At its core it is the home to the Costantini Collection, a personal collection of outstanding Latin American art amassed by Argentine businessman and philanthropist Eduardo Costantini. But like any good museum with a sense of focus it hosts exhibits that are thematically related to its mission, which in the case of MALBA is to "collect, preserve, research and promote Latin American art from the onset of the 20th century to the present."
top image from MALBA website
lower image courtesy Panoramio.com 
The museum occupies a very handsome building on Avenida Figueroa Alcorta in the city's Palermo neighbourhood. It's organized around a compact triangular light-filled atrium which manages to bring the barrio's greenness inside. The atrium also succinctly communicates the simplicity of the facility's organization, which puts the visitor immediately at ease. At one glance you know you're going to be able to cover the whole place in one manageable go. Phew!
The ground floor has a small gift shop, which descends into a lovely bijoux book store where one could part with many a peso if they had the inclination. On the opposite corner from the gift shop is a very smart little cafe which opens onto a pretty tree-covered terrace. Because the cafe is directly accessible from the street it hums with the business of local professionals holding small meetings and many of the areas residents (who likely do not need to work) grabbing lunch or an afternoon coffee. (It probably doesn't hurt that the upscale Paseo Alcorta mall is just across the adjacent plaza!)
top image from MALBA website
On our most recent visit the largest of the museum's temporary exhibitions served a) to introduce us to a Brazilian artist, Beatriz Minhazes, with whom we were unfamiliar, and b) to make our heads explode! This stuff is the pure essence of Brazil!- intricate, exuberant, sultry and full of the joy of life, all imparted via large scale but precisely rendered pattern-making that harkens back to the psychedalia of the '60s! If you are (or plan to be) in Buenos Aires before the 7th of December 2012 do not miss this show!
 image above courtesy theartreference.blogspot.com
images above from MALBA Pinterest page

Avenida Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Buenos Aires